Robinson, J. Armitage





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Robinson, J. Armitage, “A fragment of the life of St Cungar”, The Journal of Theological Studies 20 (1918–1919): 97–108.

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“A fragment of the life of St Cungar”
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97–108
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CyngarCyngar
(supp. fl. early 8th century)
Cyngar of Congresbury, Cungar of Congresbury
Patron saint of Congresbury (Cungres-byrig) in Somerset, to which it supposedly gave its name. His origins are obscure. It has been suggested that he was originally a Welsh/British saint, and/or that he was invented to explain the placename and equip Congresbury with an origin story, based perhaps on a version of the Welsh saint. His vita shows certain affinities with 12th-century Welsh Latin hagiography associated with Caradog and the monastery of Llancarfan.
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